Summer is in full swing this July in NYC with The Tempest in Central Park, the start of Elastic City 2015, and a Transit Museum vintage bus showcase on Governors Island.

Sunday, July 5th

July 5th marks the last summer performance of Shakespeare in the Park’s 2015 production of The Tempest, free and open to all ages in the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The Public Theater’s next production, Cymbeline, won’t start up until July 27th.

Experience the serenity of summer with YogaSole as part of their free outdoor yoga classes in Prospect Park. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Monday, July 6th

The Urban Park Rangers are hosting weekly obstacle-challenge Adventure Courses in Queens’ Alley Pond Park, for people of all ages and physical ability. The next outing takes place on July 12 and registration opens July 6th.

Tuesday, July 7th

The 2015 Elastic City Festival kicks off for the summer this Tuesday, featuring dozens of guided participatory tours of New York curated and designed by artists. The goal, according to their website, is to “make its audience active participants in an ongoing poetic exchange with the places we live in and visit.

Wednesday, July 8th

Head to McCarren Park this Wednesday for the start of SummerScreen Greatest Hits, an old-fashioned outdoor free movie night held most every week throughout the summer. July 8th’s showing will be Clueless.

The New School celebrates nearly 100 years in operation with ‘What is New is Old: A History of the New School,‘ led by Associate Professor of History Julia Foulkes. Email to register.

Thursday, July 9th

Go for a tour of Central Park’s Belvedere Castle, a folly completed in 1872 and now used as Central Park’s weather station.

Friday, July 10th

Films on the Green, an outdoor French film festival hosted by the French Embassy, comes to Pier 1 on Riverside Park with a showing of Goha by Jacques Baratier.

The American Museum of Natural History will host the first of its evening bat walks in Central Park next Friday. Bat walks are exactly what they seem like: tours of Central Park using sonar frequency scanners to look for bats coming out to hunt.

Saturday, July 11th

The New York Transit Museum is delivering 4 vintage buses to Governors Island for the weekend, starting July 11th. The four buses, part of the Vintage Bus Bash, date back to the 50s and 60s and were some of the first air conditioned buses in the city. The event is free! No bus fare needed.

Sunday, July 12th

ASSSSCAT 3000, a long-running improv spectacular that has produced the likes of SNL alum Horatio Sanz and Community cast member Donald Glover, premiers this Sunday at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Also this Sunday is the 60th Street celebration of the French national holiday Bastille Day, the anniversary of which takes place two days later.

Explore the history of the Young Lords Party, a Puerto Rican nationalist group active in New York and Chicago that dates back to the 1960s, on a bike tour with Boogie Down Rides in collaboration with the Bronx Museum of the Arts

Untapped Cities featured tour:

Don’t miss our acclaimed Remnants of Penn Station tour this Sunday, July 26. Tickets still left for the 12pm slot:

Join us on an upcoming Untapped Cities tour of the remnants of NYC’s original Penn Station and the Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum.

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